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Monday, April 21, 2014

Quilts of Love - Every Quilt Has A Story - Aloha Rose

The Quilts of Love series of books focus on stories of love, loss, hope, faith, tradition and new beginnings.  The women in these books all have a life thread to quilting in their family histories.  A new book is released every month and features contemporary and historical romance, as well as women's fiction and the occasional light mystery.  SewCalGal has been drawn to the endearing characters in this series, touched by their stories, and delighted with each book that I've read.   

I recently won a copy of Aloha Rose, by Lisa Carter and I'm delighted to share my honest opinion about this book with you today.

Press Release:

When Laney Carrigan’s adoptive parents encourage her as an adult to seek out her birth family, her only clue is the Lokelani quilt in which she was found wrapped as an infant. Centering her search on the Big Island, she battles fears of rejection from a family that abandoned her once before while her faith struggles to embrace God's love. 

Along the path to her true heritage, she meets Hawaiian cowboy/helicopter pilot, Kai Barnes. Kai is determined to protect the people he’s come to regard as family against a woman he suspects of being nothing more than a gold-digger, but he finds himself drawn to Laney in spite of his reservations. He's spent his entire life seeking forgiveness from past mistakes and longs for a second chance at happiness. Laney’s painstaking journey to find restoration and a place to belong among the breathtaking allure of the Big Island will lead her closer to her past and maybe even something more.

My Review:

Lisa Carter shares a heartwarming story about a young woman who visits Hawaii to learn more about her birth family.  As a reader you quickly feel the cool Hawaiian breezes and the beauty of the island and people, yet there is more in this book as we follow Laney Carrigan on her quest to understand her Hawaiian heritage.  It is a difficult book to set down, as it is a fun and sweet read.
Without giving the story away, I can honestly say I'm looking forward to reading more books by Lisa Carter and any book published in the Quilts of Love Series, published by Abingdon Press.

Lisa Carter also created a YouTube video that does a great job capturing the spirit of this book:

If you have problems viewing this embedded video, or are on a MAC, click this link to watch it directly in YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBOVFGtAVCk

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Jacque said...

This sounds like a real feel-good story, and I like those much better than stories packed full of realism! I like happies!
Thanks for a good review!

Barb said...

Wonderful review, can't wait to read it.